09/09/2011 02:37 pm ET Updated Nov 09, 2011

San Diego Power Outage Tweets: Taking On #Powergeddon

Even though some unlucky San Diego residents were stranded without gas, stuck at airports, or crawling through traffic jams, another set was huddling around candles at the Gaslamp Quarter, shoveling melted ice cream into their mouths, and tweeting up a storm about their eerily dark city.

We've collected the best tweets from people who seemed to take the power outage in stride (despite having to sleep through a record-breaking heatwave). Everything from the zombie apocalypse to presidential hopeful Rick Perry's GOP rally is blamed for the fiasco -- not to mention the hapless Arizona utilities worker whose repairs set off a dark domino effect throughout the Southwest.

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Power Outage Tweets